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“So What Happens Now?”: Ernest Cline’s Prose and Poetry

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:46am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Calling all Gunters! The past few years have seen a growing number of scholarly interventions on Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (2011), exploring topics that range from his portrayal of dys/utopias (see Nordstrom, Ue) to his use of Pac-Man as a metaphor (Ue and Munday), and from Cline’s treatment of masculinity (Condis) to his invocation of Arthurian romance (Aronstein and Thompson). In 2018, the novel was adapted into a critically and commercially successful hit, earning an Academy Award nomination.

Cultivation

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 10:31am
WVU English Graduate Student Union
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Cultivation 2020

 

March 28th, 2020-West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

English Graduate Student Union Conference

 

 

Though the land be good, you cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation —Plato

 

Digital Humanities Twitter Conference India: Deadline Extended

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 10:29am
Digital Humanities Alliance for Research and Teaching Innovations
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019

DHARTI Twitter Conference: Innovating for DH in India

contact email:  dhallianceindia@gmail.com

Innovating for DH in India, the first DHARTI Twitter Conference, will take place January 19th, 2020.

DHARTI is an initiative to bring together scholars engaged in digital practices in the arts and humanities with India being a point of reference. In its earlier avatar DHARTI was the Digital Humanities Alliance of India (DHAI). The first Digital Humanities Conference of India, organised jointly by IIM Indore and IIT Indore and was held at IIM Indore in 2018.

Transatlantic Studies Association 19th Annual Conference

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 10:29am
Transatlantic Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 27, 2020

Transatlantic Studies Association
19th Annual Conference
Centre for International Studies, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon
6-8 July 2020

_________

Call for Papers

Submissions are invited for the 2020 Annual Conference

KEYNOTE LECTURES

Professor Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University)

“Why meeting NATO’s 2% target would make Europe (and the West) less secure”

AND

Fifteenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science

updated: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 6:56am
BSLS & University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019

The fifteenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will be held at the University of Sheffield from Wednesday 15 April until Friday 17 April 2020.

Keynote speakers will be Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford), Professor Martin Willis (Cardiff), and Professor Angela Wright (Sheffield).

The BSLS invites proposals for 20-minute papers, panels of three papers, or special roundtables on any subjects within the field of science (including medicine and technology), and literatures in the broadest sense, including theatre, film, and television.

Dark Economies: Anxious Futures, Fearful Pasts Conference

updated: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:31am
Falmouth University, UK 8-10 July 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020

After the success of the Folk Horror in the Twenty First Century conference hosted by Falmouth University, we are holding another related conference in 2020.

 

The present is dark. With the rise of right-wing populism, global migrations and immigrations, continued violence, abuse and crime, prejudice and intolerance, there is increasing anxiety about the future. The Earth itself is under threat from environmental catastrophe and a mass extinction event is anticipated. The collapse of society, morality, and the environment was often also feared in the past, particularly in Gothic, horror and dystopian fictions and texts. What were the monsters of the past? What are our monsters now?

 

British Women Writers Conference 2020: Supernatural Visions

updated: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 2:15am
Indu Ohri / British Women Writers Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “Supernatural Visions” at the British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) in Forth Worth, Texas, from March 5-7, 2020. The panel organizer invites submissions that analyze works by 18th- and 19th-century women writers that explore ghost-seeing, supernatural visions, and the invisible. In recent years, scholars such as Shane McCorristine, Srdjan Smajic, and Sarah Willburn have explored the significance of ghost-seeing in England during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

*Extended Deadline* Shakespeare and Dance

updated: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 4:20pm
Kirsten Sandrock, University of Goettingen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

*Extended Deadline* 31 December 2019

Call for papers: artciencia.com, Number 24&25 (January-December 2019) – Deadline extended (20th of December)

updated: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:18am
artciencia.com - Revista de Arte, Ciência e Comunicação
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

Call for papers: artciencia.com, Number 24&25 (January-December 2019) – Deadline extended (20th of December)

artciencia.com – journal of art, science and communication

(https://revistas.rcaap.pt/artciencia/index)

 

For the forthcoming issue planned for February/March 2020, the editors of artciencia.com invite essays and artwork with original approaches to the topics of Art and Education, History, Aesthetics, and/or Technology, in Cinema, Literature, Music, Video Art, Theatre, Performance, Photography, New Media, Painting, etc., as well as e-Learning, English Studies, Law and Communication Sciences.

Climate Fictions

updated: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:17am
Graduate Center for Literary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Graduate Center for Literary Research Annual Conference Call for Papers

 

Climate Fictions

April 18-19, 2020

McCune Conference Room, HSSB

 

As climate change has become a central topic of discussion, laced with the uncertainty of tomorrow, the UCSB Graduate Center for Literary Research invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to reframe their conversations with a focus on this ubiquitous topic as it has been interpreted in literary fiction, as well as within the arts.

Practices of Hope

updated: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:06am
About Place Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

 

Practices of Hope

About Place Journal seeks poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, art, and hybrid forms (including video, digital storytelling, sound, performance documentation, etc.) for our themed issue, PRACTICES OF HOPE. We want to showcase creative practices as activist tools, ways of making change, as well as forms that can bring people together. How can creative practice allow us to feel and act differently? How can we invent new appreciation of and new embodiment practices for humans and other fellow creatures? What can ‘speculative’ or ‘non-realist’ forms mean, and how can we make them resonant for eco-arts?

Announcing the 2020 First Book Institute: Call for Applications

updated: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:06am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

Announcing  

The 2020 First Book Institute

May 31-June 6, 2020

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Re-Imagining Space

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:44pm
Stony Brook University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 4, 2020

Stony Brook University
32nd Annual English Graduate Conference
February 28, 2020

PARTICIPATION : MAKING COMMUNITY IN CONTEMPORARY IRISH ARTS

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:44pm
Université Rennes 2
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

PARTICIPATION : 

MAKING COMMUNITY IN CONTEMPORARY IRISH ARTS

 

University of Rennes 2, France, 4-5 June 2020

 

 

Inviting Submissions to Translation Review

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:43pm
Translation Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 2, 2020

Translation Review is a peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing the best new scholarship on all aspects of literary translation studies. Each issue highlights a translator in an interview and features articles and essays on the history, practice, and theory of translation, as well as translations of contemporary international writers into English. 

Please see instructions for authors available at the link:

https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=utrv20&page=instructions

Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:43pm
Southwest Humanities Symposium , February 20-22
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture
Southwest Humanities Symposium , February 20-22
Submission Deadline: Extended to December 20, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phillip Carter, Florida International University

Theorizing Corporeality in the Climate Change Era

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:42pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Theorizing about the body has never been more urgent than in our current era of climate change. Stacy Alaimo has compellingly argued that “potent ethical and political possibilities emerge from the literal contact zone between human corporeality and more-than-human nature.” In the decade or so since she first penned those words, these ethical and political possibilities have become even more urgent, and the borders of the contact zones themselves have become more blurred. Climate change has had increasingly intimate corporeal implications (especially in the Global South), and the widening gap between the rich and the poor has only exacerbated these matters, as has the global rise in right-wing extremism.

Spanish Literature on the Philippines

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:42pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Kritika Kultura invites interested scholars to submit manuscripts to a Forum Kritika on Spanish Literature on the Philippines, guest edited by Rocío Ortuño Casanova of University of Antwerp (Belgium). Selected papers will be published in the August 2021 issue of Kritika Kultura (ISSN: 1656-152x), an international peer-reviewed journal indexed in, among others, the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Clarivate), EBSCO, and Scopus.

Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 12:40pm
American Literature Association 31st Annual Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers

The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society 

of the American Literature Association

31st Annual Conference: May 21-24, 2020 

Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

Deadline: January 31, 2020

 

African Perceptions of the Black Diaspora

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 12:37pm
Félix Houphouët-Boigny University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

"African Perceptions of the Black Diaspora"

It is not surprising that the diaspora, in its representations of the origin seeks to establish and maintain the links with the dreamed motherland for everything leads to think that the place left, voluntarily or because of political, historical and even natural contingencies, do not leave the diasporic subject. Confronted with an in-between situation, his creative work articulates different identities, opposing cultures and a vague memory of the origin. But how does this origin think and represent its diaspora? This is the central question of this anthology, essentially dedicated to Africa.

special issue of ESQ: Lydia Sigourney and Her Contemporaries

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 12:35pm
Dr.Mary Louise Kete/ University of Vermont and Dr.Elizabeth Petrino/Fairfield University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call for papers for a special issue of ESQ to explore the work of Lydia Sigourney and Her Contemporaries. This issue will be devoted to essays addressing the question of Sigourney within the context of her contemporaries. We welcome new essays discussing her work in the context of other major authors or exploring her role in the historical context from a variety of critical approaches including formalist, theoretical, historical and pedagogical.

The Voice: Resonances in Literary Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 2:00am
Literature & Critical Theory Student Union, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019

What is the place and role of the voice in academic literary inquiry? How is orality treated in disciplinary and institutional contexts which identify most closely with text-based practices? How do we think of the relationships between orality and textuality without subscribing to a progressivist or evolutionary model that privileges text over voice? How is the voice and vocal performance treated and represented in literature? How do the voices of the translator, editor, critic, reader, and student of literature intersect to create literary disciplinary discourse?

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED 2019 Siegel-McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:47pm
The Philip Roth Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019

CFP: 2019 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

 

The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student papers written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s work.

 

We recommend that faculty encourage their students to submit papers, and we welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike. 

 

Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, the Philip Roth Society Program Director, at mmckinle@harpercollege.edu.

Extended Deadline: Call for Abstracts: Critically Reading "The Vampire Diaries"

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:50pm
Book Publication
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Vampires are a phenomenon that have captivated humans since ancient times, and continue to globally fascinate different target audiences. From vampires in early Chinese traditions to their depiction in early poems such as “The Vampire” by Heinrich August Ossenfelder, to Lord Byron’s “The Vampyre”, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to vampires in more recent TV series and movies, this creature has not only evoked fear and horror but has also embodied both anxieties as well as desires of the culture and time in which it was created. Consequently, as vampire narratives today have started to go beyond the realms of horror, sometimes even turning the vampire into romantic heroes, they bring new insights to current issues across various fields.

 

[Deadline Extended] TEACHING LITERATURE AMONG THE ARTS

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 3:36pm
TRANSITIONS AND TRANSACTIONS V
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

TRANSITIONS AND TRANSACTIONS V: TEACHING LITERATURE AMONG THE ARTS

We invite community college faculty to submit paper and panel proposals for the fifth Transitions and Transactions conference presented by the English Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY on April 24-25, 2020. The Transitions and Transactions conference is dedicated to helping community college instructors flourish and excel as we envision, invent and expand our ideas of teaching given the demands of the community college population, the challenges and constraints specific to our profession, and the pressures of our particular historical moment.

Call For Papers: Screening Stephen King Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:37am
School of Film, Media and Communication, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

Screening Stephen King Symposium - FMC, University of Portsmouth

Round Table with Invited Panellists: Stacey Abbott (University of Roehampton),Simon Brown (Kingston University) and Lorna Jowett (University of Northampton)

May 1, 2020

Call for chapters for edited book

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:37am
Religion in South Asian Fictions
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020

                                                           Call for chapters for edited book

 

deadline for abstract submissions: February 27, 2020

deadline for full manuscript submissions: March 30, 2020

(Minimum word limit: 4000 words, MLA 8th Style of Writing)

                                          

Religion in South Asian Fictions to be edited by Sk Sagir Ali, Goutam Karmakar and Nasima Islam

Concept Note:

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